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Old 10-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
Alec Sean Kellish
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Freshman Record!

So today we had our last dual/tri meet before championship season today. The course is a 3mile one and I ran the first 2 miles in under 12 (11:55 ish) and finished in 18:21. So when you add 45 seconds onto the time that would mean I ran a 19:06 5k, beating the freshman recorded by nearly 10 seconds! Next week's race I plan to go sub 19!

Thank you crossfit, and especially B.S.T.A who have helped me with my crossfit!
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Congrats!! I can't imagine pulling those kinds of numbers myself. *lol* How've you been feeling lately? How's the food situation going at home?

How's it feel breaking records - and just think of what you can pull off next year! Keep training, and keep training *smart*!
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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well at lunch in school i am eating now like two sandwhichs, bottle of water, pretzels and an apple or some variatiion most days and at home i am eating everything and drinking a ton of milk.

Breaking it felt great today, technically my coach says it doesn't count because it was a 5k but a 3 mile but if you add the time and conversions it beats it so I felt great!
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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alec
very good job on the x-country running...way to go!!!
a pointer for you?? most young runners dont do this , and thats "run" down the downhills. if they are not too steep, take advantage of them and run down them.. dont hold back..
keep up your hard effort...
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #5
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Way to go Alec, Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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alec
very good job on the x-country running...way to go!!!
a pointer for you?? most young runners dont do this , and thats "run" down the downhills. if they are not too steep, take advantage of them and run down them.. dont hold back..
keep up your hard effort...
steve kaspar
I open my stride up so I cover more ground but I am terrified of leaning forward. I feel unbalanced, and I pound a lot harder and heel strike I think when I lean forward too.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:15 PM   #7
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I open my stride up so I cover more ground but I am terrified of leaning forward. I feel unbalanced, and I pound a lot harder and heel strike I think when I lean forward too.
That's pretty much the opposite of what you should be doing Sounds like it's time for some drills to improve your comfort - find a short, steep hill and practice attacking it.

Lean forward (yeah, it feels totally wrong), and let your legs spin - don't lengthen your stride, just move your feet (a lot!) faster. It will feel like you're falling down the hill, which technically you are, but if your feet are fast then you'll just cruise down with little effort at max speed (letting gravity do the work!).

Doing this actually makes you more stable and quicker to recover from a misstep/slip, as you feet are barely touching the ground so if one foot missed the next should already be there to recover. Pounding and heel-striking is making your body land & pivot on a single foot, breaking your forward momentum and relying on that foot to be stable.

BTW, congrats on the awesome time!
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